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  • Original Sound of Music Tour

    1. Original Sound of Music Tour

    On this half-day tour you'll relive scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. Visit the locations used during the filming of The Sound of Music in Salzburg and its surrounding countryside. During the tour, you’ll also hear songs from the original soundtrack. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. You’ll visit Leopoldskron Palace, a place whose exterior was used as the Trapp family home and where the children were seen boating on the lake and jumping into the water. Maria was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest convent in German-speaking Europe, and your next stop. The St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang scenes shown at the beginning of the movie were actually filmed at Lake Fuschl, on the way to St. Gilgen, which you'll also see today. The wedding scene was fil...

    David was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic when sharing his knowledge of The Sound of Music. His sense of humor was fantastic. Evo was our driver and he played along with David. They make a great team.

  • Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

    2. Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

    Your visit to Salzburg Fortress starts with either a beautiful 20-30 minute walk or a quick and comfortable ride on Austria's oldest funicular (depending on tour option selected). Today you will find an ultra modern rail system instead of the original funicular, which was powered by water and transported people up and down the hill as early as 1892. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, experience a unique view over the Archbishop's city and the breathtaking landscape of Salzburg's mountains. Soak up the scenery, take photos, then continue with your visit to the medieval fortification complex, representing 900 years of building history. During your self-guided visit, explore all different parts of the castle and see why it was unconquered for more than 1000 years. Interact with models showing the various types of attack and defense practiced in a medieval fortress. Enjoy another highli...

    Overall very happy with the price and experience that came along with our ha hung the Hohenzollern Fortress and Dome Quarter entry tickets.

  • Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

    3. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

    Learn the facts and legends of picturesque Salzburg city on a 2-hour private walking tour. Pass by Mirabell Palace, a complex of historic residence built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich with baroque gardens. Also, visit St. Andrew Parish Church and Mozart's Residence. Then discover Medieval tenements and the Rathaus building. Walk along the famous Getreidegasse street and spot Mozart’s Birthplace. Finally, enjoy a great atmosphere at the University Square and marvel at the amazing Kollegienkirche. To explore even more, choose the 3-hour option and visit also St. Peter's Abbey. This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years. The church and the abbey have been the spiritual heart of Salzburg.

    You can take the 4-hour tour and stroll down to reach the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral. The twin spires top this baroque-style 17th-century Cathedral, wi...

  • Salzburg: Interactive Puzzle and City Exploration Tour

    4. Salzburg: Interactive Puzzle and City Exploration Tour

    Take part in an interactive city discovery experience across Salzburg. You’ll solve riddles via a web app on your phone’s browser. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email from the local partner. This is a self-guided tour, and as such, there is no guide to meet you at the starting location. You can enjoy your discoveries at your own pace. Your challenge starts at Mozartplat and with each riddle, you will be taken from one hidden location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city. You will even get to discover spots in Salzburg that most locals don’t even know. Get the opportunity to see some of the city's most famous sights from unique perspectives. From curious tales of Mozart – the famous composer, breath-taking locations from The Sound of Music – the Julie Andrews movie, and stunning views; Salzburg is a very...

  • Salzburg: Austrian Food Tasting with Old Town Private Tour

    5. Salzburg: Austrian Food Tasting with Old Town Private Tour

    Discover the taste of Austria on a Food Tasting Tour that combines sampling delicious dishes with sightseeing in Salzburg Old Town. Explore the unique characteristics of traditional Salzburg cuisine. Treat your taste buds and see the city's historical, cultural, and architectural highlights, such as St. Peter’s Church (Peterskirche), St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Plague Column. OPTION 1 Choose the 2.5-hour tour to visit a popular local restaurant and a patisserie in Salzburg Old Town. Soak in remarkable sights such as St. Peter’s Church (Peterskirche), St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Plague Column along the way. Dive into Austrian history from a culinary point of view. A special menu awaits you with the best authentic dishes from Austria. Try Tafelspitz, beef boiled in traditional Austrian broth. For dessert, savor an Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) or Sachertorte (...

  • Salzburg: Apple Strudel & Salzburger Nockerl Class

    6. Salzburg: Apple Strudel & Salzburger Nockerl Class

    Learn how to prepare an original Austrian apple strudel. During this class, you will be guided by your experienced chef. Each class will have a maximum of 15 people, and will be broken down further into tables of 2 to 4 people. You will be asked to fully partake in all the stages of the preparation. Activities such as marinating the apples and stretching out the pastry can be a lot of fun, and the whole experience of making the strudel is guaranteed to be as rewarding as enjoying the final outcome itself. While the apple strudel is in the oven, every class member will be invited to do their own Salzburger Nockerl. It is a local sweet and a must-have if you visit the town. In addition, it will be served a tasty goulasch soup which will be served before you get your own cooked creations. The lessons are an unique lunch option after your morning tour or before your afternoon activities.

    Great fun, went home with the leftovers. Highly recommend. Also, the class is held in a space carved into the mountain!

  • Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

    7. Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

    Step back in time to the Middle Ages at Hohenwerfen Castle, a former fortification built in the 11th century and located on a steep peak high above the Salzach valley in the Pongau region of Salzburg. Choose between options that include a funicular ride up to and down from the castle, or make your own way up to the 155-meter (509-foot) peak with a 15-minute walk through light woodland.  Once at the top, visit the fortress, its chapel, torture chamber, and dungeon, and be captivated by its centuries-old history. Don’t forget to explore the arsenal, belfry, and royal apartment to see what life back then must have looked like. Besides discovering what the fortress has to offer, another highlight of your visit will definitely be a stunning flight demonstration by the historic State Falconry Center. Primarily, they show domestic birds of prey in free flight. You will also get access to the ...

  • Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    8. Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    Summer in the Salzkammergut: The Salzkammergut area has long been a dream destination for Austrian royalty. From Emperor Franz Joseph and his court in Bad Ischl to Salzburg's Prince-Bishops in Jagdschloss Fuschl. The picturesque landscapes of Salzburg, Upper Austria, and Steiermark will indeed fascinate. Visit the "Mozart Village" of St. Gilgen, the home of Mozart's mother and enjoy a 25-minute boat tour to St. Wolfgang (Boat tours are seasonal from 01 May to 26 October). In the town of St. Wolfgang visit the famous Gothic altar of Michael Pacher and enjoy a coffee break at a world-class restaurant, "Im Weissen Rössl." The drive back to Salzburg leads past the Krottensee and castle Hüttenstein as well as the Mondsee, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains. All in all, an unforgettable experience. From 27 October through 30 April, in place of the boat tour, you are warmly invite...

    I was the only signed up for the tour so they couldn’t carry it out. They only told me when I turned up for it on that day. I was offered the ‘Sound of Music’ tour instead I accepted it though what I wanted was to see the lakes David, our guide on the Sound of Music’ tour is exceptional in his dedication and capability. He made the tour 5 STAR!

  • Salzburg: The Sound of Music Exploration Game & Tour

    9. Salzburg: The Sound of Music Exploration Game & Tour

    Discover Salzburg's most interesting places by solving clues around town and unlocking amazing stories. Visit the Do-Re-Mi stairs, Salzburg Dom, Salzburger Marionettentheater, Nonnberg church, and other iconic locations. Download an interactive application and begin your exciting exploration game. Your mission is to help the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music escape Salzburg before WW2. Solve clues to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Each solution unlocks an interesting story and reveals Salzburg's secrets. Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around 2 hours is usually enough time. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. After purchasing the quest, an access code will be delivered to your email, which can then be used in the ...

    The route is great and it shows you the main highlights of Salzburg, while also telling stories about Sound of Music. Really great idea for a tour.

  • Salzburg: Advanced Canyoning

    10. Salzburg: Advanced Canyoning

    Get ready for this exciting and demanding canyoning tour in a beautiful natural setting. The meeting point for this tour is at the local partner's base in Anif near Salzburg. There, you will receive the necessary canyoning equipment and a safety talk. Then, you will drive your own car to the canyon. Arriving at the canyon, you'll walk up to the starting point where the fun will begin. It’s totally worth it because, after the climb, 3.5 hours of adventurous canyoning await you with many slides and abseiling sections. With safety in mind, you will go through the canyon in small groups led by your state-certified canyoning guide. If you do not dare to jump, there's always the possibility of letting the guide rope you down. The tour will end at the parking lot, where your cars are waiting.

    Best experience you can buy for money!! We had such an amazing day, this was so much more than what we expected. If you like to be outside in the nature and have a little adventure you have to try this. Also Wolfgang, our tour guide, was very nice and a fun guy, but most important, very professional and experienced so we never felt unsafe. We will come back for sure!!

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What people are saying about Salzburg (State)

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 66 reviews

The guide, Alenka (I hope I spelt the name right) was delightful, fun, personable and made the trip fun and memorable. Some of the visitors on the van were amazing singers and made the trip even better. If you are ever in Salzburg, take the tour! Thankful!

David was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic when sharing his knowledge of The Sound of Music. His sense of humor was fantastic. Evo was our driver and he played along with David. They make a great team.

Great fun, went home with the leftovers. Highly recommend. Also, the class is held in a space carved into the mountain!

It's a must for people like me who grew up watching this movie on a regular basis.

Guide Peter was too good He made the tour rock. Memorable Please don’t miss it.